Using bumblebees or bees for pollination, what is the difference?
But success didn’t come overnight. "It was mainly a matter of finding a good way of growing. You need to gain experience, learn facts from other growers to make it work."
Natural, diverse pollination
For the pollination of plants, Erik opted for a combination of bumblebees and honeybees - a choice that is actually based on temperature. "Bees are more numerous, but they don’t perform well in cold weather. Bumblebees have some sort of fur that protects them from the cold. That's why we use bumblebees during the first months of pollinating, and change to bees when it gets warmer."